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plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on by a panel dominated by president's morsi's political allies, neither all of them islamists. the constitution gives islamic sharia law a more specific role in government and doesn't guarantee women's equality. it also empowers the state to defend morals and values. critics like human rights lawyer say that could
in egypt. here in cairo, protesters are angry with president morsi, throwing stones at police. the police firing back with tear gas. yesterday in a town one person was killed when an angry crowd attacked the local office of the muslim brotherhood. that is the islamist group in which the president draws so much of his support. here in sigh roe, on the square the birthplace of the egyptian revolution last year people protested, are camped out, and say they won't leave until president morsi agrees to assume the decree that has given him these sweeping new powers. >> any sign president morsi is willing to compromise? >> reporter: well many egyptians still support president morsi, but three of his senior advisers resigned and yesterday the egyptian stock market plunged by nearly 10%, perhaps the reason president morsi is sounding much more conciliatory, meeting today with a group of very senior judges and reiterated these measures are supposed to be temporary. he's promised he will relinquish them next year when egypt gets a new constitution and a new parliament, but the p
.s. embassy in cairo and evolved into a direct assault. there are indications that extremists participated," there's a hedge there, but the benghazi attack was not referred to as a terrorist event. however, ambassador rice is a cabinet member, meaning she gets daily intelligence briefings like the president does, the content of those not known, but republican senators say that she misled the public and that they will block her confirmation as secretary of state. the white house is betting that they can get at least five republicans to join the democratic majority to get her through and confirmed, if nominated as secretary. meantime, cbs has learned that the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, will go to the hill and answer questions from congressional investigators, but she's not likely to do that until the state department's own investigation is complete. sources close to that investigation say that likely won't happen until the end of december. >> and they have not yet interviewed the secretary of state? >> they have not, two months in. state department's own investigators have
'm charlie d'agata, gaza city. >>> clachling victory for a different reason. clarissa ward is in cairo where the truce agreement was sealed yesterday. what are the possible sticking points in this new cease fire agreement? >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, gayle. happy thanksgiving. the main sticking point that may arrive with this agreement is that in the third clause of that cease fire agreement that essentially says after a cooling off period israel must start opening up gaza borders and allow for free passage of trade and also people. israel is very reticassant of lifting that blockade. you may see weapons into the hands of militants but hamas is adamant that that blockade needs to be lifted. a few sticking points raised with that one. >> what does the role that egypt played mean for egypt and the region going forward? >> reporter: egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all of this. secretary of state clinton calling it a cornerstone of stability in the region. and i think the west had been a little bit concerned about how egypt's recentl
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